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residents are dealing with a damaged left behind. >>> the u.s. formally handed over command of military operations in libya but today there are reports that cia operatives are on the ground there. pamela brown is following this for us and is alive in our satellite center. >> defense secretary robert gates said today that american involvement is winding down now that nato has taken over, but questions about the future of the country remain. rebels launched a series of rocket attacks on the frontlines between two key cities. they were beaten back by gaddafi forces. >> he has command and control communications, a lot of which the opposition does not have. >> abc sources said on wednesday president obama signed a secret presidential finding allowing cia operatives to provide support to the rebels in eastern libya. lawmakers in washington remain divided over america's engagement in libya. >> this is the most model definition of an operation probably in u.s. history. >> i think the president has been quite clear in terms of what the military mission is. and that's one of the reasons why we ca
today, and alleged gunman is in custody 24 hours after the attack that left two u.s. troops dead and another two wounded. the suspect opened fire and a bus full of air men outside the frankfurt airport and there are new signs that terrorism was the reason behind it. >> authorities say the gunmen who was a muslim rates in germany has confessed to an act of terror, her assault on friendly soil. >> i am saddened and outraged by this attack. we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. >> the bullet that killed the driver came through this window, striking a bus carrying more than one dozen u.s. air man coming from an airbase in england and route to ramstein airbase in germany. authorities say the gunman pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and began firing over and over shouting god is great in arabic. the shooter got off nine rounds killing two arabs and critically wounding two others. one is gun jammed, the gunmen made his way to the terminal but was tackled by a u.s. airman and german police. >> german chancellor angela merkel said she is dismayed and pro
boehner instead wants the ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the bodies of prominent u.s. citizens like rosa parks have been displayed in the capitol rotunda. his funeral is scheduled march 15. >>> a virginia teenage girl attacked a teacher in the classroom. a 17-year-old high school students punched the teacher several times in the face tuesday afternoon. criminal charges are pending against the student. the school district says the girl also faces long-term suspension or even expulsion. >>> metro passengers will brace for more sat down sand delays this weekend. the agency is getting to work on the orange, blue, and red lines. mike conneen joins us from new carrollton with what it means for passengers. >> it is complying with recommendations for the ntsb. passengers will use free shuttle buses available this weekend. metro is telling them to add an extra 40 minutes to their weekend commute. >> i don't have a car. >> it is another weekend, another round of metro track maintenance. >> i will have to pick up my >> 10:00 p.m. tonight through sunday night, the orange line is closed fro
that gaddafi may be looking for a way out while vowing to fight on. >> as coalition air strikes intensified, u.s. officials say american forces in libya will hand over control of the military operations in nato as soon as this weekend. >> we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shake the environment. we will still be in a support role. we will be providing jamming and intelligence and other assets that are unique to us. >> in the capital tripoli gaddafi made his first defiant appearance since the fighting began. we will be victorious, he said. nor do i fear the airplanes that throw but destruction. i am the rightful owner and creator of tomorrow. i am here. i am here. i am here. the secretary of state hillary clinton told diane sawyer that she thinks gaddafi is looking for a way of. >> today the day before, what are my options? where can i go? what can we do? i would encourage that. >> two of the dockery's sons have been killed. >> i cannot confirm it. but we -- two of gaddafi's sons have been killed. >> i cannot confirm it. but we have heard it. >> gaddafi had a mosque rais
expert says it could take weeks, and a tiny traces now of radiation at a spread it to the u.s. east coast. government officials said they have found very small amounts of radiation in the air and rain water in the washington, d.c., region. maryland and virginia are stepping up the radiation testing. va says the state's drinking water is safe and advising -- but advises residents to avoid drinking in the rain water. it appears the momentum is now shifting in libya. rebel forces had taken control of two critical oil cities. they're closing in on muammar gaddafi's home town, as coalition air strikes continue to hit libyan targets. tonight, president obama will explain the mission to the american people. here is the latest. >> with coalition aerial forces clearing the way libyan rebels move quickly across the eastern part of the country. they recaptured areas that lost to colonel gaddafi's forces of the last week, including two key oil cities. thanks to the air strikes this man said this place was free when we got here. there was no battle. one week after the aerial assault began, nato announ
today. u.s. plans to hand over control of the military operation to nato as soon as this weekend. >> for the first time, moammar khaddafi tested no flies on sending a government pilot on a suicide mission. it did not take long for the answer the libyan jet was shot down, french -- by french fighters. that is one reason the french are popular in benghazi. in tripoli the mood of gaddafi supporters remained defiant. >> we are not afraid from anybody. this country is nothing. >> state television broadcast these pictures reporting to show a hospital treating civilian victims of overnight air strikes. the pentagon calls it lying propaganda. this state tv anchor brandished an ak-47 declaring himself ready to die for the colonel. >> he sees himself as in vulnerable and this is his finest hour. >> with gaddafi looking for a way out, secretary of state hillary clinton issued a challenge. >> gaddafi has a decision to make. this is people around and have decisions to make. the quickest way for him to end this is to actually serve the libyan people by leaving. >> the present obama policy is b
. we'll talk about it coming up. >>> in libya today, rebel forces are on the march as top u.s. leaders report peaceful ways to get to read of walmart gaddafi -- to get rid of the dockery. -- to get rid of gaddafi. >> the anti-gadhafi rebels continued to gain ground and head for his home town. >> as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> president obama's case centered on human rights. he stressed that we did not -- that with did it through an alliance. >> regime change to eight years thousands of american and iraqi lives, and nearly $1 trillion. that is not something we can afford to repeat in libya. >> the impassioned defense of drew its fair share of controversy. >> that was a profoundly disappointing speech because it proves that the obama doctrine is still full of chaos and questions. it is dodgy. it is dubious. >> we are fighting on the side of the anti-gaddafi rebels. we are debating the the wave -- the way for them. we should acknowledge that. >> we are sacrificing our domestic agenda. >> some said the cost, the u.s. spen
trying to figure out how i believe may have pierced the u.s. airways plane. the pilot noticed the bullet hole monday afternoon after fly from philadelphia to charlotte north carolina. the tv station reported that the bullet was lodged in the plane and it was intact and left a nickel-sized hole. investigators believe the bull was filed by a rifle as the plane got closer to landing. the plan is not in service now. >>> this is from rockville workers are heading to the scene of a 12-inch water main break. newschopper7 is over the scene. this is live on park lawn drive. you can see the water that is flooding the roadway. the cars are making their way but only six customers have been affected by this break. >>> from japan, nuclear radiation concerns are growing from land to the water. safety officials said radiation levels in seawater near the fukushima nuclear complex are more than 3000 times the legal limit. government leaders say marine products are safe to consume because the radioactive iodine will be significantly diluted in the ocean. >>> president obama is speaking right now at georget
others are injured after an attack on a bus carrying u.s. air force airmen in germany. shots were fired at the bus this morning as it sat in front of the terminal at the airport in frankfurt. the bus driver and passenger were killed and a german and american officials believe at least one of the victims killed is an air force airman. the alleged gunmen is in custody and has been identified as a native of kosovo. more breaking news to tell you about, this time a controversy over those protests at military funerals. the supreme court has ruled that protesters from westboro baptist church have the right to take it with anti-gay -- picket with anti-gay messages at the funerals of fallen troops. it said that the protesters are protected by the first amendment. this is an 8-1 decision, upholding a lower court ruling that threw out ever awarded to the maryland father of a dead marine -- that throughout and awarded to the maryland father of a dead marine. the senate sent president obama a bill that would avoid a government shutdown. it would fund the government for just two weeks. it trims $4 b
nation. tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from submarines. the u.s. suffered its first major blow, the loss of an f-15 fighter jet. this u.s. fighter jet went down overnight. the two-man crew was recovered safely. officials say that the jet was not brought down by hostile fire rather mechanical failure. today's coalition forces are pushing forward and officials say that the libyan leader is not the target. >> i do not know much about the location of the libyan leader, nor have we extended efforts in that regard. >> libyan officials say that at least dozens have been killed since the operation began saturday. some countries have called for a cease-fire. gaddafi loyalists want an end to the cease-fire. in response, the focus is on libyan targets away from populated areas. rebels hoping to put an end to the 40-year raid of duffy are galvanized. president obama says that it is ultimately up to them to bring about change in their country. >> it cannot -- democracy cannot be imposed from the outside. >> how long will the no-fly zone continue? who is exactly in charge them >> the positio
is turning up in raw milk seawater and vegetables. >>> there is a turning point in libya today. the u.s. has turned command-and- control to nato. the nato is in charge, not all of the enforcers are nato members. >> the united arab emirates announced they are joining the coalition and sending planes to help protect libyan civilians and enforce the no-fly zone. arab leadership and participation is crucial. >> today, france said that libya's air space is under control, but muammar gaddafi continues heading east. nato says it will take over full operational command on sunday evening. coming up, from blizzards to mudslides, the latest spring a theory out west. -- fury out west. >> metro plans to add cameras to all entrances and exits. we have the details coming up. >> what does winter have in store for as this weekend? we will tell you how >> more eyes will soon be watching at metro stations. the agency plans to install at least 150 cameras at entrances and exits of the stations. they hope that more surveillance will mean less crime. >> mastermetro has won a grant from homeland security to add ca
that instituting a no- fly zone would likely require u.s. bombing inside libya to take out any air defense systems. >>> drivers across the nation are feeling more pain at the pump. there is no end in sight. the national average hit $3.51 per gallon overnight. pulp prices have jumped an average of 39 cents since the libyan uprising. the obama white house is considering ways to bring down prices. t.j. has the latest. >> if you think the unrest in the middle east does not impact all of our lives, guess again. >> the price of gas is ridiculous. >> we are now at $95 to fill up. >> libya is the 17th largest oil producer in the world. as a result of the civil war, gas in california shot up 50 cents in the past month. it now indiana and minnesota up 40 cents. texas and nevada 44 cents. and >> this extra cost has to be passed on to the consumer because it costs more to get the goods to the market. >> there has been mounting political pressure for the president to tap into the nation's oil reserves. >> it is something that has only been done in very rare occasions. >> is this the right time to use it? >> it
headlines this week when commanders at the u.s. naval academy announced it had expelled eight midshipmen for using spice and are more expulsions coming. the investigation turned up with one expelled midshipmen had widespread use them and everyone makes mistakes. i don't think the naval academy is immune. it makes sense when they were kicked out them of the drug enforcement administration is invoking emergency powers to join the military and cracking down on spice. among the concerns is the not completely understood help the fax. >> some people say it will make you hallucinate. >> spice has been legal and available for sale on line, because of what the dna is done, it is illegal as of today march 1. >>> thank you. the mother of the waldorf teen who died in a medical helicopter crash filed a lawsuit against the federal government. the seven-year old and three other victims died when the medevac chopper crashed in district heights in 2008. the lawsuit claims the crash on negligence by air traffic controllers. >>> nurses are planning a one day strike at the washington d.c. medical hospital.
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